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You can't afford to not vote

Do not let apathy rob you of your voice. Go vote and be heard. We are sometimes not silent when we ought to be, so we must definitely not be silent when we shouldn't be.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has said, "we will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."

This is not a time to sit idly by on the sidelines and hope for things to continue moving forward. Educate yourself on the real positions of the candidates on the issues that will have an impact on your life and/or the lives of those you love. Remember that people show their most authentic selves in the company of those like them. So, when people tell us who they care about and those they do not, it may be wise to believe them.

If you care about access to affordable and quality education and health care, equal rights for everyone and not just for some, then you have to vote. If you care about your aging parents or the well-being of your grandparents and their access to the Medicare and Social Security they've earned, a woman's right to be in control of her health, and economic growth designed to strengthen the lives of folks like you and your friends and provide access into the middle class for those with even deeper struggles than yours, then you know there is too much at stake to sit this one out.

Young folks, please go vote. There are so many who are counting on you to sit this one out, but you cannot afford to do that. The time has come for us to take our places and high step proudly into a process that has long denied us access. We cannot afford to let this time pass us by. We must show up and make our intentions reality.

We must be able to answer "present" this time, this year. No excuses will be accepted for those who choose to be absent. You must be concerned with keeping our country moving forward and together we must not let disinterest, indifference and/or laziness to drag us backward.

Be encouraged.

Email LaTonya Dunn at ln_dunn@yahoo.com.

Comments

Abytaxpayer 1 year, 11 months ago

Wow Nice mis-info commercial....You got most of the Cool-Aid talking points,…….but you forgot the latest....That other guy is just Lying to us......You did say one very important thing ..."Educate yourself on the real positions of the candidates" and the Key word is ”REAL” position and not just some talking point you swallow hook line and sinker because when he talks he makes it sound like he is talking to you because he is so worried about YOUR future. Spit out the cool-aid and Educate yourselves.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

"The time has come for us to take our places and high step proudly into a process that has long denied us access." Since Blacks have had the vote for almost 150 years, I don't know what the H*** you are talking about. You left out the overt "Vote For Obama" plea (I don't know why you did it.....since that's obviously where you stand) but I suppose those whom you are referring to will be voting for Him at the 98th percentile anyway.

Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified February 3, 1870. "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

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Mr_Heatmiser 1 year, 11 months ago

Also, I heard that Obama will be giving out free BBQ chicken plates to everyone who shows up to vote for him! So remember, make sure you go vote on November 7!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

I do love some BBQ chicken........

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mti5775 1 year, 11 months ago

Are you talking about black women? No, you can't be because they have also had the right to vote for allot longer than I have been alive and I am sure you are younger than me. Are you refering to voter intimidation? Last report I found on that was by the black panthers in the last election. Or are you just being dramatic so you can push your agenda to get Obama re-elected? Unfortunately, your talking points are inaccurate because Obamacare, not the Romney plan, will be the death of the elderly and medicare. I think you would be wise to actually research your information and not just read from the liberal handbook. History shows that republicans have done more for the blacks than the democrats have. Democrats have simply promised handouts that never truly materialize as they promise. If you want to get people to vote, hand out free clothes and food! Oh wait, that has happened for years and now they actually realized it is illegal!

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